DOE Ener.GIST (Collection of Energy News from National Newspapers)

Duterte on nuclear policy: Safety first

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
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MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte will review the draft national policy on nuclear energy submitted by the Department of Energy to determine whether it is safe to include nuclear energy in the country’s energy mix. 

“Let us listen first before we cock and load our guns there,” Duterte told reporters yesterday when asked if he was willing to consider the draft policy.

“Let... Read more

Government share from Malampaya to reach $10 billion by mid-2018

Category: Economy, Energy, Natural Gas
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government’s share from the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project is expected to reach $10 billion by mid-2018.

 “We’re just estimating that the projection is around June, July—I don’t have the exact date—that the 60 percent share of govt will hit $10 billion,” Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) managing director Don Paulino said.

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DOE to start construction of LNG hub by 2019

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Energy, Natural Gas
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) is now targeting to start construction of the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub not beyond the middle of 2019 as more interested parties express intent to participate in the development of the massive project, a ranking government official said.

The agency is still accepting letters of intent (LOI) from companies... Read more

Malampaya’s gas production seen falling to a third by 2024

Category: Energy, Natural Gas
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Production at the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in northwest Palawan is seen to plummet to a third of its current capacity by 2024, an energy official said Thursday.

Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos said from the current national gas production that supports power plants with a combined capacity of 3,400 megawatts, Malampaya’s output would decline to 1,000 MW... Read more

Lawmaker: Meralco affiliate overcharging

Category: Electric Power Industry
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An affiliate of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is overcharging its customers by jacking up its generations cost by P.90 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh), a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Representative Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna party-list was referring to Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC), whose pending power supply agreement (PSA) with Meralco is waiting for approval of the... Read more

Senate panel moves to reinforce natural-gas industry in PHL

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
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The Senate Committee on Energy is eyeing remedial legislation reinforcing the Philippines’s downstream natural-gas sector well in advance of the 2024 expiration of the Malampaya gas field franchise.

Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, committee chairman, is calling a public hearing on Thursday to consult industry players and regulators as the panel moves to craft a law aimed at “establishing a... Read more

Renewables could take up to 60% share with carbon tax, subsidies

Category: Energy, Renewable Energy
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RENEWABLE SOURCES can supply a majority of the country’s power requirements by 2040 if the government can implement alternative energy development strategies, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

The institute, which assessed the feasibility of various policy scenarios, found that the imposition of carbon taxes and subsidies for renewable power will... Read more

Power problems

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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During the 80s and 90s, the Philippines suffered from insufficient power supply and poor power transmission. Power outages were daily during that period. Congress enacted RA 9136, or the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001,” also known as the Epira. The law intended to remove monopolies in the power industry through the privatization of the National Power Corp.’s assets, which was... Read more

PSALM ready to bid out Malaya plant’s one-year operation contract for P264-million

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy
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State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. is bidding out the one-year operation and maintenance service contract of the 650-megawatt Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal province for P264 million.

PSALM said it would issue the invitation to bid for the Malaya power plant operation this year and and in 2019. PSALM is tasked under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act... Read more

Meralco commits to provide power to Isla Verde

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi relayed to media that he had gotten positive response from power utility giant Manila Electric Company (Meralco) on his department’s plea for them to energize the so-called ‘unviable domain’ of Isla Verde in Batangas province.

The energy chief said “they (Meralco) responded to my letter, and they said, they will do the... Read more


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